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Mar 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
change to tell you about tonight about to take place for american travelers heading towards security at the airport. for the first time since 9/11, the tsa is allowing some knives on board. an announcement greeted with confusion and outrage by flight attendants. abc's david kerley has our story. >> reporter: the things people try to carry on a plane may boggle your mind. but tonight, after more than a decade of confiscating tens of millions of pocket knives, the tsa says it's time for a change. you can now carry a small knife on board. >> we know that these small little items are unlikely to be used again to try to hijack an aircraft. >> reporter: in a month and a half, you'll be allowed to carry a folding knife if the blade is less than 2.36 inches long. and a half inch wide. golfer will be able to carry on two clubs and hockey, lacrosse and pool players can board with their sticks. razor blades and box cutters, like those used by the hijackers on 9/11, will still be banned. not every flight has an air marshal on board who is trained to deal with knife-wielding passengers -- >> drop
ABC
Mar 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
emerges as the next leader of the catholic church, change is on the way. and the protesters we saw today were detained by police, making for a very intense moment in what was otherwise a peaceful day. we met pilgrims from europe, latin america, asia, they were singing, cheering, they were rooting for the cardinals from their own countries. in some ways, it really felt like a little bit of a soccer match out there. >> cecilia, thanks so much. >>> i want to turn now to father john wauch of rome via chicago who has been watching all day the conclave. we heard cecilia talk about the crowds. you were saying to me, it was a different feeling you had out there today. >> i think that what you see is, once the conclave has begun, there's a change in the air. there's a change in the tone surrounding the vatican. >> taking this seriously, knowing this matters? >> you could say that the opening of the conclave, with the music and the hymns and the pageantry of it, the prayer, casts a spell, almost, on the city. and the people in the square this evening, waiting for the smoke, i think, you get a sens
ABC
Mar 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of hospital errors. ten years ago, we learned about the exhausted medical intern. so the policies changed. fewer hours, more changes of shift. but tonight, a counterintuitive surprise. did this put patients at greater risk? abc's chief medical and melt adviser richard besser on a vulnerable moment in a hospital room. watch out for the handoff. >> reporter: there are as many 98,000 deaths each year from mistakes made in america's hospitals. some of the blame -- exhausted doctors. but the new studies are raising questions about the fix. interns today report making more mistakes than they did when the shifts were longer and they had less sleep. one of the major reasons, shorter shifts mean doctors hand off critical information about you and your care to the next team on duty more frequently. whenever you or a loved one is in the hospital you need to be aware of this. think of it as a game of telephone. it used to be, during a three-day stay in the hospital, your information was handed off three different times. now as many as nine. the more handoffs, the greater the chance for mistakes. thes
ABC
Mar 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
if this unending winter means climate change is happening faster and faster. >> reporter: tonight, a blizzard is hammering the northern plains. messy highways in minnesota. high winds and whiteout conditions in north dakota. winter storm watches and warnings from virginia to maine. and there's a severe weather risk tonight. tornado watches and warnings already popping up. as the plows come out, millions of people put the boots back on for what may seem like the umpteenth time. spring officially arrives wednesday and it seems people are more ready than ever. >> it's kind of strange and unusual. >> it's certainly a lot different than it used to be when i was a kid. >> march should not be this cold. >> reporter: but is it that unusual? we looked at the data. for the lower 48, most meteorological winters in the last ten years have been above average. this winter was almost two degrees above average, so not colder, but warmer. and when it comes to tornadoes, last year there were just over 900 confirmed, less than every year since 2003. but the one factor that is definitely more extreme in recent h
ABC
Mar 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to the horizon. so who is this man, and will he bring change to the church at the crossroads of a new time? abc's josh elliott with the tens of thousands of people in st. peter's square today. josh? >> it was a day that began as last night had ended, with a midday plume of black smoke after the first two votes that revealed a still undecided electorate. but at 7:07 local time, as day turned to night over vatican city behind me, the church, after five eagerly awaited votes by those 115 cardinals, had a new supreme leader. the electricity and awe were palpable, as plumes of white smoke rose into the cold, damp, night air. just moments later, there could be no doubt as the bells of st. peter's basilica pealed and sent tens of thousands massed in st. peter's square and beyond, into euphoria. [ crowd chanting ] and as the celebration continued, the vatican and military marching bands provided a soundtrack, a tangible anticipation filled the air. until history's 266th pope was introduced, the 76-year-old jorge bergoglio of argentina, who will now be known as pope francis. a theological conservative,
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Mar 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
was forever changed. >> reporter: the prime suspect, evan ebel, a recent parolee who was killed in a shoot-out with police texas two days later. late today, police say ballistic tests show the gun he used in texas was the same one used to kill tom clements. >> this is an exact match, it has been confirmed. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say they expect he also killed a pizza delivery man to use his uniform as a disguise as he approached clements' home. ebel was a member of the 211 crew. abc news has learned tom clements thought the gang was too strong and to break it up, he ordered members sent to different institutions. investigators are now interviewing inmates to see if the gang ordered a hit on clements. in recent years, experts say all tra violent white supremacist gangs, like the 211 crew and the arian brotherhood, the subject of this national geographic investigation, have expanded their criminal enterprises outside the prison walls, selling drugs and running guns, all directed from behind bars. >> they devised all kinds of codes. the letter may look benign, but it's directing
ABC
Mar 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. and the reason behind the change? his son, right there behind him in the blue checkered shirt. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tonight. >> reporter: he's an all-american father fully devoted to his kids. when his middle child, son will, went to college, he revealed to his parents that he had a secret. >> my son came to jane, my wife, and i, and told us that he was gay and that it was not a choice and that, you know, he -- that's just part of who he is and he'd been that way ever since he could remember. >> reporter: what was your reaction when he told you? >> love, support, you know, 110%. >> reporter: surprised? >> surprise, yeah. >> reporter: it's a story many families can relate to. like when this airman videotaped his own call coming out to his father. >> dad, i'm gay. >> yikes. >> do you still love me? >> i still love you, son. >> reporter: the video went viral. more than 6 million youtube views and counting. and in pop culture, we've watched on "modern family" as jay comes to terms with his gay son, mitch. >> you played good. i'm proud of you. >> really? >> we should do
ABC
Mar 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
isn't wearing gloves or changing gloves between patients, that's another red flag, time to find another dentist. >> a developing story. we'll continue to follow it. rich besser saying it's unbelievable tonight. thank you. and we move on next to news today on gun violence. 104 days after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. today the president called for change, surrounded by families of murdered children. among them, families from newtown, who learned today that the shooter, adam lanza, gunned down 20 children in under five minutes. here's abc's white house correspondent jim avila. >> reporter: until today these brutal facts were sealed by the court. gunman adam lanza was not a teenager. he was 20 years old. he fired 154 shots in two, not as some originally reported, three newtown classrooms. five search warrants reveal today he did not wear a bullet-proof vest. only military-style clothing. his bushmaster semiautomatic rifle was accessorized with 30-round magazines, giving him access to thousands of rounds. at home where lanza lived with his mother, the police search found two
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
plan to ask congress to intervene and stop the april 25th policy change. >> we are going to spend every single day between now and then making sure that it doesn't. >> reporter: knives may be debated, but there's no debate that explosive devices should ever get through one of these checkpoints. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> thank you, david. >>> now notes from around the country. for the first time in america, one state has created a law allowing teachers and other personnel in public schools to carry guns in the classroom. they cite the shooting in newtown. two dozen other states of -- are contemplating similar measures as this law in south dakota goes into effect. >>> we also want to tell you about a big national recall. an iconic american brand in millions of kitchens, bumblebee tuna. tonight the recall of their tuna is growing. 2.4 million cans, because the seal on top is loose, which means the fish inside could spoil more quickly or become contaminated. the recall affects five ounce cans of bumblebee chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna, sold as early as january 17th
ABC
Mar 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. unless the law changes, most people taking generics have no legal recourse if the drug makes them sick. linzie janis, abc news, new hampshire. >>> and now a somber anniversary. ten years ago tonight america began its invasion of iraq. the sky filled with shock and awe. and today, in baghdad, smoke filled the air from a new series of deadly explosions. more than a dozen car bombs and suicide blasts. nearly 60 people killed, scores wounded. a reminder that more than 100,000 iraqis lost their lives to war in the last decade. and ten years ago abc's bob woodruff entered iraq with american troops. tonight, some of them, through him, send a message for everyone who remembers. >> reporter: the invasion began with shock and awe -- there were early successes, but years of bloodshed followed. i was there in the beginning, embedded with the marines. in the first week, i got to know this man, jesus. a week later, he was killed by an unexploded artillery shell. by the time the war was over, we would lose 4,488, more than 32,000 visibly injured. melissa stockwell was the very first female soldier in
ABC
Feb 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
pope will represent the old european church or emerge from the changing world. and abc's david wright studied the images of this day for clues. >> reporter: save these images. because in all likelihood, one of them is the new pope. maybe angelo bagnasco, the son of a baker. or angelo scola, the son of a truck driver. italian power players both. and italians do have the home court advantage. 1 out of every 4 votes in the conclave. >> cardinal scola, cardinal bagna bagnasco of italy, now, seem to be mentioned more and more. but these names are being floated right now without much conviction, frankly, among the people i've been talking to. >> reporter: but vatican insider john thavis says benedict's historic departure has shaken things up. >> quite honestly, it's an open conclave. >> reporter: the americans don't really expect to win. europe has more votes in the conclave than africa, asia, latin america and north america put together. a canadian could be a compromise that gives a nod to the new world. marc ouellet grew up in a tiny quebec village. he played ice hockey. still does. not t
ABC
Mar 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
into the middle of turbulent change. it is the first day the people of venezuela are no longer under the strong control of their president, hugo chavez. america vitally affected by what happens after chavez's death and abc's matt gutman reports. >> reporter: part funeral, part carnival and all jam-packed. today, miles of mourners said good-bye. we cut through those thick crowds. finding tears streaming down maria josefina's face. chavez, she told me, provided her with everything, her home, a pension to live on. and as his body floated by -- absolutely intense. everybody wants to get close to the body of the man they still revere. and they chanted. >> chavez! chavez! >> reporter: and look closely. protected by those paratroopers, the man in the yellow track suit. he's nicolas maduro. chavez's hand-picked successor. they tell me they trust maduro as much as they did chavez. but maduro's first act as interim president was accusing america of infecting chavez, leading to his death. a charge echoed by none other than iran's ahmadinejad, who today said his friend chavez died of a "suspicious illness.
ABC
Mar 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, there was a change in the grandfather's dna that then was passed on to the father, and then finally contributed to risk for autism in that father's child. >> keep in mind, researchers say grandfather's age, a clue to the cause of autism, could only account for at about 3% of the risk. >> i want to go back to the new number today. one in 50 schoolchildren in america on the spectrum. is this a big jump? >> it is a jump. a large part of it is probably better recognition, which is good, because early treatment is a better outcome. but i talked to the head of autism for the cdc and they think some of this is more children with autism and that's concerning. >> thank you, rich. >>> we were curious today about the percentage of autism occurring in the united states and whether it is higher than the rest of the world. here's what experts told us. they said that autism occurs around roughly the same rate in every country around the globe. but the u.s. and south korea do the most testing, so the most absolute numbers appear higher. >>> and now, we turn to a new day in america, the first day of spring. tho
ABC
Mar 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. he urged young adults there to be the change and believe peace is possible. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: even as president obama came to the holy land to talk peace, rockets today fired from the gaza strip hit a town in southern israel. with rockets flying and peace talks going nowhere, the president bypassed mideast leaders and instead talked directly to the next generation. 600 israeli college students. >> part of the reason i like talking to young people is because, no matter how great the challenges are, their idealism, their energy, their ambition, always gives me hope. >> reporter: he told the young israelis to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. >> look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. >> reporter: for now, israel has lessened the blows of deadly terrorist attacks in part by building a massive wall that separates the palestinian territories from the rest of the holy land. but it has also angered palestinians by dividing their communitie
ABC
Mar 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
to say the show didn't change the world, but it did make people think. she died today at the age of 69 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. >>> and a heart-pounding video, an ordinary bus ride taking a terrifying turn as the driver faints and slides out of his seat. the bus veers into oncoming traffic and two quick-thinking passengers spring into action, taking the wheel. and they manage to steer that bus to safety. it happened in poland. by the way, one of the heroin drivers doesn't even have a license. both women have been given free bus fare for life. >>> and zoo keepers in edinburgh have stumbled on a love potion number nine for pandas. they had been trying to get the pandas to mate. they noticed when they piped classical rock music into the areas where the male lived, he kicked back. so they had an idea. switch it up to the prince of romantic soul. ♪ i been feeling fine baby ♪ trying to hold back this feeling for so long ♪ >> that's right. marvin gaye himself piped in once a day and so far, the zoo keepers do say they seem more relaxed. the zoo keepers dim the lights and g
ABC
Mar 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
for the conclave. today, the papal tailor changed his shop window. now available? ready to wear cassocks in three possible sizes. the color? papal white. david wright, abc news, rome. >>> and now, back here at home, we have the first images from florida of that cavernous sinkhole that swallowed a home and a young man in his bedroom. and abc's gio benitez is there. >> reporter: this is our first look at the massive sinkhole that swallowed up 37-year-old jeff bush while sleeping in his bed. look closer. authorities tell abc news, the sinkhole, about 30 feet wide and 100 feet deep, could well extend underneath the two neighboring homes. both less than 40 feet away. >> there is no one allowed in those homes and there will be a determination made if they are condemned in the coming weeks. >> reporter: earlier today, crews used heavy machinery to recover some of bush's personal items from the bedroom, carefully collecting his jacket and hat from the wall. but jeremy bush is frustrated his brother remains buried in the rubble. >> they got this big equipment and why can't somebody be hairnessed up in tha
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
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Mar 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's first ban on large sugary drinks, new yorkers were bracing for change. >> one of the last ones. enjoy it, because it's the last day. >> reporter: and businesses were ready. dunkin donuts wouldn't given you -- would have given you the syrup separately, and you would have had to pour it in yourself. now a stunning reversal. a state judge striking down that ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. one of the more controversial policies in the battle against obesity. i'm gonna take a little swig out of a comically oversized movie theater beverage, it's so hot. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg made the ban a health crew said. in one 16 ounce glass of soda, you'll find the equivalent of 27 cubes of sugar. in 51 ounces, 86 cubes. but the judge found the law would be unfair because it would apply to restaurants but not convenience stores, and would exclude other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar, like many lattes. >> i have to defend my children and you and everybody else and do what's right to save lives. obesity kills. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg will appeal. gio
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Mar 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
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Mar 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
people do what the american people are doing, which is debating and changing marriage. >> thank you, terry. two riveting days at the supreme court. >>> we turn now to another big issue in american life -- immigration. the president spoke out today, so did a group of senators, who went to the border in arizona, and got a surprise. abc's white house correspondent jim avila tells us what happened. >> reporter: they came to nogales, arizona, to check on border security. the four u.s. senators leading the charge in immigration reform, got way more than they expected. there just a few steps away, a desperate young woman sprinting her way out of mexico, only to be caught by the border patrol within seconds. john mccain tweeted, just witnessed a woman successfully climb an 18-foot bollard fence a few yards from us in nogales. the border patrol has more agents than ever. there are 22,000 border agents, 651 miles of fence, 125 airplanes and six drones patrolling the mexican frontier. making a successful illegal crossing more difficult than ever. apprehensions like the one the senators saw tod
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Mar 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in the house. what moved me was how the whole nature and identity of jorge bergoglio changed and was transformed into pope francis. here was a man that just a couple hours before, we were pouring coffee and walking through the halls and chatting with. now all of a sudden he's our holy father. he was very serene and remarkably at peace and did not seem to be rattled, did not seem to agonize over things. just was a man of resignation. >> a remarkable portrait from inside the sistine chapel. so much has been made of the average age of the cardinals from that conclave, 72. there's no doubt they strategically chose where to look for their pope. latin america. home to the fastest growing catholic population over the last century. look at this tonight, compared to north america, in 1900 in north america, 13 million catholics. today, as many as 85 million. but now look at latin america, 59 million in 1900. 483 million today. tonight's abc's matt gutman in argentina, latin america, where there's so much promise for the catholic church. matt? >> reporter: those cardinals clearly see th
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